Some women are lead into believing that a hysto will cure their Endo. This no the case. Most women report having more pain and discomfort after a hysto. I personally am not a big fan of the...but, I thought I would share the facts about hysto's.
FACT: Women report a loss of physical sexual sensation after hysterectomy.
FACT: A woman's vagina is shortened, scarred and dislocated by hysterectomy.
FACT: Hysterectomy's damage is life-long. Among its most common consequences, in addition to operative injuries are:
loss of sexual desire, arousal, sensation
bone, joint and muscle pain and immobility
painful intercourse, vaginal damage
displacement of bladder, bowel, and other pelvic organs
urinary tract infections, frequency, incontinence
chronic constipation and digestive disorders
loss of stamina
altered body odor
loss of short-term memory
blunting of emotions, personality changes, despondency, irritability, anger, reclusiveness and suicidal thinking
FACT: No drugs or other treatments can replace ovarian or uterine hormones or functions. The loss is permanent. FACT: The medical term for the removal of the ovaries is castration. 73% of women are castrated during hysterectomy. FACT: The uterus and ovaries function throughout life in women who have not been hysterectomized or castrated. FACT: 98% of women HERS has referred to board-certified gynecologists after being told they needed hysterectomies, discovered that, in fact, they did not need hysterectomies. FACT: Gynecologists, hospitals and drug companies make more than $17B dollars a year from the business of hysterectomy and castration.
I hope you will keep us posted as to how you are doing, and what treatments you choose to do.
Sorry this was just supposed to be a resource...but I'm a bit loopy right now and thought I was replying to someone....duuuuhhh.
Thanks for your Reply!
Theses ALL can also be symptoms of HAVING ENDO in the first place. They kind-of seam a bit bogus to me -Did a man come up with these facts? I had way more problems 'with it' than without. Think about how you feel 'with' endo and then re-read the facts.
the only response to that is you can still have endo after a hysto. it is not a cure although some women are lead to believe that. you may have been one of the lucky ones that did not have any further issues but i have spoken to dozens who were not so lucky. it may not have been right away it could be years but it can return and you think its hard getting them to diagnose before. it is even harder when you have had a hysto to get a doctor to believe you after. same as when your pregnant. it can "go away" during pg and maybe for a while after but that does not mean it won't return
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